How to Convert Basic Disk into Dynamic Disk in Windows 7

Windows 7 provides Flexible options for the conversion of Basic Disk into Dynamic Disk using the Disk Management Utility Software.Before You convert Basic Disk into Dynamic Disk you must Note the Following Points.Basic Disks are mostly used in Personal Computers whereas Dynamic Disks are used in IT Industry field related computers.Know more about What are Basic Disk and Dynamic Disks ?

Points to Remember Before Converting Basic Disk into Dynamic Disk :

1) Make Full Back-up of your hard disk before you convert it to Dynamic Disk

2) After Converting Basic Disk into Dynamic Disk Windows 7 will Read it but it may happen that other operating Systems will not read it and this process is irreversible

3) Some Portable Computers don’t Support Dynamic Disks

4) If you want to change the format of the disk and want to return back to basic then you should need to create back the partitions on the drive again

Follow these steps to Convert Basic Disk into Dynamic Disk

1) First of all you need to open Disk Management Utility in Windows 7.To open it follow the below given steps

  • Go to Start and then Go to Computer and then do a Right-click there and select Manage as shown below

           Start->Right Click Computer -> Select ManageConvert basic disk into Dynamic disk

  •  Now a new Window will open and there select Disk Management as shown belowConvert basic disk into Dynamic disk

2) Now Select the Disk that you want to convert it to Dynamic Disk and Right Click on that disk as shown belowConvert basic disk into Dynamic disk

3) Mark the Disk that you want to convert and Click OKConvert basic disk into Dynamic disk

4) Again a new Window will open showing you the disk that you have selected to convert and there click ConvertConvert basic disk into Dynamic disk

5) Now a Warning Message will appear stating that you will not be able to start installed operating systems from any volume on these disks(except the current boot volume) as shown belowConvert basic disk into Dynamic disk

6) Click on Yes and You are done

7) You have Successfully changed your Basic Disk into Dynamic Disk

* If during Conversion you encounter an error like this”Pack name is invalid” then here is a simple fix to solve this error Fix Pack name is invalid Error

 

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